The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) on Friday shut down the lubricant section of French oil giant, Total over allegations of anti-labour practices, Daily Trust reports.
The South-West Chairman of NUPENG, Alhaji Tokunbo Korodo, said in Lagos that the clampdown was as a result of a threat by the management of Total to sack 70 workers for belonging to the union. Korodo said that members of the union were deployed at the main entrance to Total’s blending plant to disrupt activities.
He alleged that the management of Total had engaged a contractor, named Jomoy Nig. Ltd., to employ casual workers for the lubricant section of Total at Kirikiri in Apapa, Lagos. The unionist said that if the management of Total did not address the issues, the showdown might be extended to other product lines of the company.